Tara Nathan is Group Executive, Executive Vice President for Public Private Partnerships, at MasterCard. In this role, she leads the company’s strategy to build partnerships with governments and international development organizations. The team innovates new technical and commercial solutions, tackling pressing development issues such as humanitarian response, financial identity and government efficiency and transparency. These sustainable solutions further MasterCard’s commitment to create inclusive economic growth across the globe. Prior to this position, Ms. Nathan served as chief executive officer of Mobile Payment Solutions, a MasterCard/Smart Hub, Inc. joint venture. She led the innovation and commercial development of the MasterCard Mobile Payments Gateway, an open mobile payment processing platform designed to facilitate mobile payments for consumers around the world. This is particularly important for consumers in emerging economies who do not have access to modern forms of commerce. Before joining MasterCard, Ms. Nathan headed Citigroup’s cross-sell business and also held various management roles across Citigroup’s retail banking business, including Commercial Banking, Risk and Operations. Prior to joining MasterCard, Ms. Nathan was a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service serving posts in Taiwan, Japan and China. She earned a BSFS from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.